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Texas A&M-Kingsville recognized on Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville was one of only 112 colleges and universities in the nation to be recognized as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll which recognizes the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer students. 

Winners were selected based on engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to the transfer of community college students as well as partnerships, support, admissions outreach, scholarships/financial aid, student engagement opportunities and institutional priorities. 

Phi Theta Kappa CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said the recognition program reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of community college transfers and promoting and sharing best practices for transfer success. 

“Increasingly, students of all ages and achievement levels are choosing the community college, not only as their first step, but also their first choice, in the pursuit of a quality, affordable bachelor’s degree,” Tincher-Ladner said. “These students are scholars, leaders and global citizens, and it has been shown over and over that they do as well as students beginning college at a four-year college or university.”

Just over five percent of the enrollment at Texas A&M-Kingsville are transfer students. Prior to the start of each semester, transfer students go through an orientation geared just for them. There also are special activities throughout the year especially for transfer students.

Texas A&M-Kingsville has memorandums of understanding that streamline the transfer process with a number of community colleges in Texas including the Alamo Community College and the Lone Star College districts, Del Mar College, Blinn College, Laredo Community College, El Paso Community College, South Texas College, Midland College, Southwest Texas Junior College, Texas Southmost College, Wharton County College and Texas State Technical College in Harlingen.

The honored colleges and universities will be recognized at the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst, their annual convention.


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